Tuesday, September 1, 2009
From the Pumpkin Patch
As much as I love creepy zombies and rotting corpses, nothing says Halloween like a good ol' pumpkin. Every year I seem to do a different version of our rotund orange friend. This years crop are about 4 1/2 inch diameter hollow shells made from Paperclay. Each has a different unique sculpted face. They are finished with a wrapped wire bale handle and handmade and painted stiff fabric squash leaves.
One year the pumpkins were large and planted in their own fancy urn...hence the name "Urnest Pumpkins" which I thought was clever but only resulted in someone telling me the right way to spell earnest.
Another time they were small boxes with party hats for lids.
And last year they were conjoined twins from a circus sideshow!
As this years crop anxiously awaits their turn for adoption at the upcoming Fall shows, it is time to start planting the seeds for next year.
I wonder what the harvest will be like?